The Brexit Withdrawal legislation was finally approved unanimously after two consecutive days of debate and political exchanges in Parliament. The Bill was brought before the House on an urgent basis and passed the first two stages of the parliamentary legislative process by government majority and with the backing of Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon. However the opposition voted against the Bill and asked to defer the third and final committee stage to another session of parliament, meaning the legislation could not be passed there and then. If you watched the proceedings on GBC it seemed like petty to and fro’ing of the kind often seen from politcians. The devil is in the detail as always.
Eventually aside from voting against certain sections, the opposition finally backed the Bill and it was passed unanimously.